I had the chance to visit this amazing place with a group of fellow garden designers. Our main aim was to see the gardens created by Piet Oudolf however, I was totally enthralled by the entire complex at Durslade Farm in Somerset.The combination of art and sculpture gallery, architecture, gardens and restaurant work in total harmony. The cloister area was a particular delight with its mix of grasses and perennials providing a glorious space for the sculpture. At this time of year the main garden has real wow factor. The late summer flowering perennials planted en mass are a delight to the eye. Scale here is everything, but there are beautiful plant combinations to copy. Remember that the planting is on a clay soil. Do visit. It would be worth going for each season and hitting the exhibition changes as well.
June 12, 12 noon till 5 pm. 12 gardens, Queen’s Birthday teas, plant stall and Name the Gnome Trail for children. Tickets £4.00 adults, children under 12 free. Tickets available at the car park. Ryton TF11 9JJ. Do come and join us to see never before opened gardens!
All photographs by kind permission of Karen Hartnell-Beavis
An Allium just getting ready for Sunday 12 June. Open Gardens Event at Ryton TF11 9JJ
12 gardens, Queen’s Birthday teas, plants stall, gnome trail for children and classic cars.
Tickets on sale at the car park. Adults £4.00 children under 12 free. Noon til 5 pm.
Open Gardens event. Sunday 12 June. 12 – 5 pm. Ryton TF11 9JJ. 12 gardens, classic cars, Queen’s Birthday teas, plants stall and a gnome trail for children. Adults £4.00 children under 12 free. Tickets at car park on day. Come and join the fun!
SECRET GARDEN SUNDAY Ryton TF11 9JL
Sunday 12th June 2016
Time: 12.00 noon till 5.00 pm
12 private gardens, classic cars, gnome hunt, teas and plants. Join us!
Visit Ryton, TF11 9JL for the SECRET GARDEN SUNDAY event on 12 June, 12 noon till 5 pm. 12 gardens, plant stall, classic cars, name the gnome trail and Queen’s Birthday teas. Tickets on sale at the car park on the day. £4.00 per adult and children under 12 free.